By Kassandra Garcia |Staff Writer| “Illegal” immigration has been the defining characteristic since before our country began. So I cannot help but cringe whenever I hear anti-immigration protesters use “stop illegal alien invasion” and “make America, American again” as a means to get their point across. In my opinion, this type of abrasive language contributes to the animosity towards immigrants which allows these individuals to be dehumanized. On top of that, it makes me question the logic behind anti-immigration supporters. Have they forgotten that this country was established by immigrants and not once were they referred to as alien or … [Read more...] about Immigrants shouldn’t be deemed “illegal”
By Emmanuel Gutierrez |Features Editor| Huzzah believers—extraterrestrial life may soon be at the precipice of discovery. Kepler 438b, an exoplanet dubbed an Earth twin, was announced at the American Astronomical Society on Jan. 6. The likely rocky planet, in the constellation of Lyra, orbits an orange dwarf star within “Goldilocks” proximity, according to guardian.com. The Goldilocks zone is the habitable range a planet is from a star, bathing sunlight that is neither too hot nor too cold, but just right to sustain liquid water. Scientists consider liquid water and rocky surfaces to be key signifiers of a habitable planet, according to guardian.com. These factors may arouse … [Read more...] about I want to believe . . .